Family Pigeons, Doves (Columbidae)

Least Concern

Pink-headed Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus porphyreus)


Taxonomy

French: Ptilope porphyre German: Rothals-Fruchttaube Spanish: Tilopo cuellirrosa
Other common names: Pink-necked Fruit-dove
Taxonomy:

Columba porphyrea

Temminck

, 1822,

Java

.

Formerly placed in genus Leucotreron; appears to be closely related to P. cinctus (which see), P. alligator and P. dohertyi. Monotypic.

Distribution:

SW Sumatra (Mt Kerinci and Mt Dempu, in Barisan Range), Java (mountains from Mt Karang, in W, to Mt Ijen, in extreme E) and Bali.

Descriptive notes

29 cm. Male has entire head, neck and throat purplish pink, deepening to red on middle of breast, bordered by white band underlined by greenish black; upperparts green tinged... read more

Voice

Advertising call is a short single hoot given at intervals of c. 3·5–5·5 seconds. This hoot is flat... read more

Habitat

Forested areas in mountains, at altitudes of 1400–2200 m. Prefers oak-laurel and montane... read more

Food and feeding

No information available.

Breeding

Recorded Oct–Nov. Nest is an untidy structure of twigs 5–6 m above ground. Clutch of 3 eggs recorded, but this is probably... read more

Movements

No information available.

Status and conservation

Not globally threatened. Very little known; species tends to be rather shy and inconspicuous. Extensive destruction of forests throughout species' range suggests local... read more

Recommended citation

Baptista, L.F., Trail, P.W., Horblit, H.M. & Boesman, P. (2018). Pink-headed Fruit-dove (Ptilinopus porphyreus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from https://www.hbw.com/node/54312 on 22 January 2018).